Abstract：Oracle projects like LINK, BAND and TRB are seeing bullish momentum as crypto startups intensify their focus on interoperability in 2022.
Top 8 oracle projects by market capitalization. Source: Messari
Oracles relay data in a consistent, secure and decentralized maner and this is key to providing price feeds for the DeFi sector and for centralized exchanges.
The number of partners for the top oracle projects. Source: Twitter
As shown in the graphic above, Chainlink is by far the most widely adopted oracle in the crypto ecosystem with a near eight-fold lead in partners when compared to its nearest competitor Berry Data (BRY).
Chainlink secures new partnerships
A scroll through the Chainlink Twitter feed shows why LINK has started off 2022 as the top oracle provider by anouncing multiple partnerships with DeFi and NFT projects.
The project has also benefited from its focus on developing the Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) which helps facilitate the ongoing growth of the multi-chain ecosystem.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for LINK on Dec. 10, prior to the recent price rise.
The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.
VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. LINK price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for LINK began to pick up on Dec. 10 and hit a high of 77, around 72 hours before the price increased 60% over the next three weeks.
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Band Protocol launches on Celo
Band Protocol is a cross-chain data platform designed to help developers integrate real-world data into their decentralized applications including sports, weather, random numbers and price feed data.
The project recently anounced that it had launched on Celos (CELO) mobile-first DeFi platform which focuses on bringing decentralized finance to more than “6 billion smartphones in circulation.”
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for BAND on Dec. 29, prior to the recent price rise.
VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. BAND price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for BAND hit a high of 76 on Dec. 29, around 48 hours before the price began to increase 44% over the next five days.
With the major themes of interoperability and cross-chain integrations shaping up to be a primary focus of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2022, oracles are one sector of the market that could continue to see positive inflows thanks to their ability to transfer data and assets seamlessly and securely between supported blockchain networks.
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